Gulf Coast Science Festival: A celebration of science discovery and the importance of math,  engineering, and science in our community.

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About GCSF

In alignment with current CDC guidelines relative to COVID-19, the Gulf Coast Science Festival has been postponed. Please stay tuned for updates. 

This Festival features a variety of science- and technology-related activities, inspiring curiosity, experimentation, and creative problem solving for both children and adults.

Expo Day | Postponed March 28, 2020 | 10AM – 2PM
Make plans to join us at Seville Square, accompanied by organizations from across our region with engaging activities that make science accessible and fun for people of all ages.

Field Trip Day | Postponed March 27, 2020| 9:30AM – noon
Teachers, bring your students in grades 5-8 for a free trip to explore hands on science presented by organizations throughout our community. Reservations required–space is limited.
Stay up-to-date by following our Teacher Newsletter.

MESS Hall Goes Gourmet | Postponed March 29, 2020
Our annual fundraising gala. A multi-course, gourmet meal prepared by local award-winning chefs during a night of fun and inspiration of curiosity through your support. 

Follow us on Facebook for the easiest way to stay in touch.  Questions? email us at info@pensacolamesshall.org. 

Previous Participants

Wondering what to expect? Check out this list of participating organizations from 2019:

350 Pensacola
96 CES USAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal
American Medical Student Association
Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site- UWF Historic Trust
Ascend Performance Materials
Audubon Florida
Baskerville-Donovan, Inc.
Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida
Emerald Coast Fossil Hunters
Emerald Coast Science Center
Emerald Coast Utilities Authority
Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association
ExoPlanet Games
First City Art Center
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Florida Department of Health, Escambia
Florida Public Archaeology Network
Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Gulf Power
Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
Jacobs Engineering
Keep Pensacola Beautiful
Kukua Institute
Montesorri School of Pensacola
NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador
National Flight Academy
National Naval Aviation Museum
Navy Federal Credit Union
Pensacola MESS Hall
Pensacola State College Biology Club
Rollins Distillery
Satori Foundation
Society of American Military Engineers
US Environmental Protection Agency
University of West Florida – Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering featuring the departments of Biology, Computer Science,  Earth and  Environmental Science, and Math
University of West Florida – Psychology Department
West Florida Public Libraries – STEAM Team
Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida


Do you have questions or ideas for the Gulf Coast Science Festival?  Email us!

For sponsorship or committee questions, please contact Megan Pratt.